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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 4666   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned - 150 cl, 75 cl, and 33 cl bottles. Named Grande Réserve in 75 cl bottles, and Magnum Grande Réserve in 150 cl bottles.
Chimay Blue is principally distinguished by its character of a strong beer. This is a beer whose fragrance of fresh yeast with a light, flowery rosy touch is especially pleasant. Its flavour, noticed when tasting it, only accentuates the pleasant sensations perceived in the aroma , while revealing a light but pleasant touch of roasted malt. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rubbishystuff (2292) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Quite lovely. Fruity, nutty, rich, all that kind of thing. Serving: Bottle


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StanTheMan44 (14) - POLAND - AUG 21, 2016
Jedno z moich ulubionych piw, ciemne, mętne, z bardzo złożonym smakiem i aromatem. Chyba nie trzeba nic dodawać. Klasyk

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daydesiang (54) - MALAYSIA - AUG 21, 2016
Upon opening the bottle, a very strong malt smell followed by dried fruit, clove, and hint of banana. Taste same as the smell, strong malty taste with a lots of dried fruits, clove and hint of alcohol. Surprisingly smooth for a 9% abv. Pretty good carbonation too. A sweet, fruity and non bitter after taste. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Demens (219) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 20, 2016
0,33l bottle. Hazy brown colour with very long lasting big beige head. Aroma: Nuts, especially almond, black currant, chocolate a bit coffee and matured cheese!Taste: Sweet-sweet start with a light sweet/sour mouthfeel. Fruity, dessert like and mature. Almost no bitterness but who cares. Full body with soft carbonation. Long sweet/sour finish. Great and huge beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alteregoo (853) - POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Piana kremowa, średnio pęcherzykowa, sycząca i dość szybko znikająca do niewielkiej pierzynki. Barwa rubinowa, opalizująca. Aromat delikatny, jest trochę karmelu, suszonych i kandyzowanych owoców, nieco ziół, akacji, porto i starego chmielu. W smaku półsłodkie, znacznie bogatsze i intensywniejsze niż w zapachu, przede wszystkim rodzynki, daktyle i figi, kandyzowana skórka pomarańczowa, toffi, przyprawy. Goryczka niska, ziołowa. Wysycenie średnie, puszyste. gładkie i lepkie w odbiorze. Alkohol rozgrzewający, kojarzący się właśnie z porto i sherry.
Klasyczny Belgian Strong Ale, praktycznie Quadrupel - wyraźnie po słodkiej stronie, mocno estrowy, delikatnie fenolowy, gładki i treściwy. Odrobinkę do poprawy jedynie aromat, co jednak zostało zrekompensowane w smaku.
Ps.
Piwo leżakowane ponad 1,5 roku.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1808) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle conditioned. Mahogany body. Large off white head. Nose is cloves, banana, malt syrup, dark fruit, oak, yeast, cherries, cinnamon and herbs. Fairly sweet with some bitterness and some raw alcohol. Dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mice (781) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
0,75l, pantu 2010. BBE 2015. Kolmisen vuotta virheellisesti eri lämpötiloissa säilytetty olut. Tummanruskea, ensimmäinen lasillinen läpinäkyvä, toinen hiivojen kanssa lävitse näkymättömän samea. Ei vaahtoa lainkaan. Tuoksu maltainen ja hedelmäinen. Maku pehmeä, täyteläinen ja maltainen. Ennen kaikkea vahvan täyteläisen maltainen maku, joka tuntuu syventyneen ja voimistuneen ikäännytyksellä. Sen sijaan ulkonäkö on kolmessa vuodessa mennyt selvästi heikompaan suuntaan. Pitäisi kaiketi kypsyttää pidempään ja varsinkin tasaisemmassa viileähkössä lämpötilassa. Tuore: 8-4-9-4-19, 3v vanha: 9-2-9-5-19

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (443) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Lovely deep brown/ruby pour with tan foam. Plenty of yeasty esters, bread, dried red fruit, all the Belgian good stuff. Lovely.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Connor66 (73) - - AUG 7, 2016
Well this is just a great beer. Very dark in colour head off white but soon gone ( from a bottle) taste of malt hops and I have to say chocolate for me. Taste for a strong ale is very pleasing a beer to be enjoyed and not rushed.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (479) - - AUG 6, 2016
Dark brown with strong light beige head. Earthy with herbs, licorice, dried fruit and malt. Yeast, malt, sweetness and more of the fruit. Medium body with smooth palate and a long malty finish. A great beer as always but this particular individual has probably been shaken too much recently.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerUnited (43) - - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Head is large, thick, foamy, and light tan in colour. The beer itself is a dark dark cloudy brown, almost completely opaque through the glass. Aroma is sweet and earthy, a bit subtle. When the head dies down you can smell the strong alcohol in this if you really take a whiff. Taste is where it gets exciting- even just the head is rich and creamy, it fills up your mouth. Incredibly smooth texture and quite sweet, deep flavours- primarily caramel and rich honey, malty. Fruit undertone, plum comes to mind, lots more going on here. It?s delicious, ending with a long and warm mouthfeel.


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